Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Great Friends Found Here. Visit UPAWS

Strut Your Mutt 2016
Strut Your Mutt 2016

Strut Your Mutt Charity Walk & 5K Fun Run

UPAWS Biggest Event of the YEAR is BACK!

Learn more here!

Find a Friend with Fox Marquette
Find a Friend with Fox Marquette

Find a Friend Event

25 adoptions paid for by FOX!

Adoption Ambassador Program
Adoption Ambassador Program

Adoption Ambassador Program

UPAWS is excited to be part of this new program!

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Pet Photo Calendar Contest
Pet Photo Calendar Contest

And the Top 12 Are...

Pet Photo Calendar Contest


Learn a simple dog leash wrap to stop pulling.


Your donation today leads to compassionate care and second chances. Donate your tax deductible gift to the animal friends of UPAWS and be a part of their bright futures.

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Adopting an animal is an exciting experience, one that will add years of joy for the entire family as well as a lifetime of love and comfort for the animal. Your new best friend is waiting for you. Great friends found at UPAWS.

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The Animals Need You! Work with the animals directly, provide a foster home, volunteer at an event or offer your professional skills to help the animals. We have a whole list of volunteer opportunities. Please take a look at our volunteer application and opportunities today.

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Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Mon-Wed: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 6:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm


84 Snowfield Road
Negaunee Township
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